The 11th Annual Take the Lake is Labor Day weekend at Lake Waccamaw. Online registration is open at www.TakeTheLake.org. Here's a look at the 2019 schedule of events.
Events this year take place on Saturday, August 31, and Monday, September 2, with a schedule of shorter events with a 3-year plan to add back the long distance events as Lake Waccamaw recovers from Hurricane Florence and improvements are made to Lake Wacccamaw State Park trail system.
Friday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. is the annual Take the Plate Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Eat-in or take-out. Donations accepted
Saturday, August 31 - All events start and finish at Elizabeth Brinkley Park in Lake Waccamaw
*8 a.m. 5K certified by USA Track & Field. Start and finish at Elizabeth Brinkley Park. Registration for this event is $20 thru June.
8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Take the Lake Celebration at Elizabeth Brinkley Park with children’s games & breakfast fundraiser
9 a.m. 5K awards presentation
9:30 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run at Elizabeth Brinkley Park - Free
10:30 a.m. 10K Bike at Elizabeth Brinkley Park - Free
Sunday, September 1 Event-free day
Labor Day Monday, September 2
8 a.m. Traditional Lee J. Greer Labor Day 4-Mile Swim. Leaves from Dale’s or the dam depending on wind direction - Free
*8:30 a.m. 1-Mile Swim leaves from Dale’s on a front and back route. Registration for this event is $20 thru June.
Noon 6-Mile Paddle from the dam to Dale’s following the perimeter of the lake. Route will be determined by wind direction - Free
For more information visit www.takethelake.org or on www.facebook.com/takethelake
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Thank you to our sponsors!
Columbus Regional Healthcare System
The John A. McNeill Family
Carolina Sports Medicine
Council Tool Company
Friends of Rube McCrae Memorial Library
Hill's Food Stores
Southeastern Community College
Baldwin Woods Pharmacy
Dale's Seafood Restaurant
Powell and Powell Law
Sam’s Pit Stop
Special Service Sponsors
Body Shapers Fitness Center
Lake Time Vintiques
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